Monday, November 25, 2013

የሞተው ሀገር ነው -a new poem about the current issue in Saudi



 አንዱዓለም በቀለ (andualem19@yahoo.com) 

ምነዉ ህልሜ ከፋ... መተኛት አቃተኝ፣ 

እሚታየዉ ሁሉ... ድንግርግር አለብኝ፣

እሚሰማዉ ሁሉ... ተአምር ሆነብኝ፣ 

እዉን ነዉ? ቅዠት ነዉ?.. አልጨበጥ አለኝ፣ 

ኡ ኡ ያገር ያለህ... ልጩህ ቢወጣልኝ፤ 

አትጩህ አትበሉኝ... እጮሀለዉ በጣም፣ 

አታልቅስ አትበሉኝ... አለቅሳለሁ በጣም፣ 

ከዚህ የበለጠ... አሥር ሞት አይመጣም፣ 

ከዚህስ የከፋ... መዋረድ አይመጣም፤ 

እጮሃለሁ እንጂ... እላለሁኝ ዋይ ዋይ፣ 

ላሥር ስትደፈር... እህት ሥትሰቃይ፣ 

ወገኔ ሲታረድ... በጠራራ ፀሀይ፣ 

ደራሽ ወገን ጠፍቶ... ዘራፍ የሚል ከልካይ፣ 

እንዴት አያስጮህም... አያሰኝም ዋይ ዋይ?! 

 ከየትኛዉ ዘመን... የትኛዉ ለይ ደረስን! 

 ከየተኛዉ ዉርደት... የትኛዉ ተሻለን? 

 ሁሉን የሚሸከም... ምን ትከሻ ሰጠን! 

የምን ልክፍት ነዉ... እንዲህ ያደረገን?

እህት ስትደፈር... እንደ ፊልም እያየን፣

እንደ በግ ሲቀላ... ወገንን እያየን፣ 

ሶፋ ለይ ተቀምጠን... ከንፈር ብቻ መጠን፣ 

ኦ አምላኬ ባክህ... ከዚህስ ሰዉረን፣ 

በሩቁ ያዝልን... ብለን እንዳላየን፣ 

ወደ አልጋ ስንሮጥ... እንቅልፍ የሚወስደን፣ 

አቤት ያንተ ያለህ... እንደምን ቢያስችለን! 

ፊልም እኮ አደለም... ባይናችን ያየነዉ፣ 

ተዉኔት አይደለም... ደራሲ የጻፈዉ፣

እንደ ሬት ቢመርም... የምንቀበለዉ፣ 

የሁላችን እዳ... ሸሽተን የማንሸሸዉ፣ 

በገሃድ የታየ... መራር እዉነታ ነዉ። 

ክብሩን ግንባሩ ላይ... አሥሮ የወደቀዉ፣ 

አረብ በረሃ ላይ... ዉሻ የተባለዉ፣ 

እዉነት ሀገር ያጣ... ዉዳቂ ዉሻ ነዉ? 

የዛች ኩሩ ሀገር... መጠሪያ ዜጋ ነዉ፣ 

ህይወት የሚያባርር... ንፁህ ኢትዮጵያዊ ነዉ፤ 

የ ሶስት ሺህ ዘመን... አኩሪ ታሪክ ያለዉ፣ 

የጥቁሮች ኩራት... መመኪያ የሆነዉ፣ 

ያልበገሬነት... ማህተም የሆነዉ፣

ከአፍሪቃ አልፎ... በዓለም ከፍ ያለዉ፣

ዛሬ ሁላችንም... አርገን የምንኮራዉ፣ 

የማንነታችን... መለያ የሆነዉ፣ 

ዛሬ አረብ ምድር...እነዲህ የተናቀዉ፣ 

ሰንደቅ አላማችን...ክብራችን እኮ ነዉ፤

ዉሻ የተባለዉ ...ኢትዮጵያዊነት ነዉ፤ 

እንዲህ የረከሠዉ...ማንነታችን ነዉ፤ 

አንድ ሰዉ አደለም...ወድቆ የምናየዉ፣ 

ደጋግሞ ደጋግሞ...የሞተዉ ሀገር ነዉ፤ 

ሀገር ነዉ የሞተዉ...አብረን ነዉ የሞትነዉ። 

እና ለምን አልጮህ...ተወዉ አትበሉኝ፣ 

ይልቅ የኔን ጩኸት...አንድ ላይ ካልጮህን፣ 

እንዲህ ስንዋረድ...በጋራ ካልቆምን፣ 

ከኛ በላይ ለኛ...ታዲያ ማን ይምጣልን? 

የሰዉ ልጅ መገኛ...መሠረት የሆነች፣ 

ዘርፈ ብዙ ታሪክ...ገድል የፈፀመች፣ 

ዛሬ ዉሻ ላሉን...ምፅዋት የሰጠች፣ 

እስላም ክርስቲያኑን...በፍቅር ያኖረች፣ 

የሃበሻ ምድር...ቅዱስ የተባለች፣ 

እቺ ኩሩ ሀገር...ምነዉ እንዲህ ሆነች?! 

ከምን ላይ ተነስታ...እምን ላይ ደረሰች? 

 ከሁሉም ከሁሉም...እጅጉን የሚያመዉ፣

ሳያንስ የተገፋዉ...ሳያንስ የተደፋዉ፣

ለሞተዉ ወገኔ...ልጩህለት ላለዉ፣ 

አብሬዉ ባለሞትም...ላልቅስለት ላለዉ፣ 

የወገንን ጩኸት...ዳግም እሚያፍነዉ፣ 

የማቾችን እናት...መልሶ ሚገርፈዉ፣ 

መታደጉ ቢቀር...ለቅሶ የነፈገዉ፣ 

ይህ ነዉ መንግስታችን...ከገዳይ ያበረዉ፤ 

ይህ ነዉ መንግስታችን...ለሀገር የቆመዉ፤ 

እርግጥ ነዉ...እዉነት ነዉ፣ 

እነሱ ምን ያርጉ...ተመችተናቸዉ፣ 

ጫንቃችን ደንድኖ...ተሸክመናቸዉ! 

እስቲ በቃ እንበል...በቃችሁ እንዲለን፣ 

መጠላለፍ ይቅር...አንድ ላይ ያቁመን፣ 

ከወሬ ባለፈ...ተግባር ይፈትሸን፣ 

እንዲህ በሚጮሁት...በወገኖቻችን፣ 

መሬት በወደቀዉ...ሰንደቅ ዓላማችን፣ 

እስቲ እንማማል...ይያያዝ እጃችን፣ 

ይብቃ ስደታችን...ይብቃ ዉርደታችን፣ 

ብሄራዊ ክብር... ይታደስ ስማችን፣ 

 አንዱዓለም በቀለ-2013 

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Ethiopian women marry later and divorce more, CBS data show | JPost | Israel News

Marriage data on Ethiopian community represents a “major demographic shift,” expert tells 'Post.'

Ethiopian Jews arrive in Israel
Ethiopian Jews arrive in Israel Photo: Moshe Shai
Ethiopian women in Israel tend to marry later and get divorced more frequently than the average Jewish Israeli, according to data the Central Bureau of Statistics released this week.
The median marriage age for Ethiopian Jewish women is 26.6, 0.8 years higher than for Jewish women as a whole. And 15 marriages out of every 1,000 end in divorce for Ethiopians, compared with 9 in 1,000 for all Jewish marriages.
The vast array of data, released as the Ethiopian community marks the holiday of Sigd, provides a snapshot of family life, education and economic status for the 131,400 Ethiopians living in the country. The bureau’s report reflects data collected over the past two years.
While the report provides a wide swath of disparate pieces of data — for example, 85 percent of Ethiopian athletes play soccer, as opposed to any other sport — the information about the roles of women and educational achievement were particularly surprising, two experts on immigrant demographics told The Jerusalem Post.
In particular, Ethiopian women marrying later represents a “major demographic shift,” according to Steven Kaplan, a professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an expert on Ethiopian communities.
The average age of marriage for Ethiopian Israeli women, 26.6 years, is especially significant because of marriage trends in Ethiopia.
“That’s a decade or more different from what the pattern was historically in Ethiopia,” he told the Post. “In traditional Ethiopian society, there were no young single women.”
This shifting trend is closely related to changes in educational attainment for Ethiopian women, said Shalva Weil, a senior researcher at the Hebrew University’s Research Institute for Innovation in Education who specializes in Ethiopian immigration.
Indeed, women represent 66.8% of Ethiopian undergraduates, while women represent 56.5% of all undergraduates in the country.
Kaplan said a second reason for a later marriage age is that “the parents have much less say over when the young people get married.”
Taken together, these trends have large demographic implications, because women who marry older have smaller families, Kaplan said.
Separately, the bureau’s data reveal that school dropout rates among Ethiopians are slightly lower than for all Jewish students — 1.6% per year compared to 1.9% — which Kaplan said is a “major achievement” in closing educational disparities.
Still, Ethiopian students pass secondary school matriculation exams at a rate almost 20 percentage points below the average.
At home, Ethiopian households spend 33% less the average household and spend a larger proportion of their money on food, housing and furniture than the general population.
Geographically, the bureau reported that the most Ethiopians — 10,700 people — live in Netanya, while the city with the largest percentage of Ethiopians is Kiryat Malachi, which had an Ethiopian man run for mayor for the first time this year.

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Prof. Muse Tegegne has lectured sociology Change &  Liberation  in Europe, Africa and Americas. He has obtained  Doctorat es Science from the University of Geneva.   A PhD in Developmental Studies & ND in Natural Therapies.  He wrote on the  problematic of  the Horn of  Africa extensively. He Speaks Amharic, Tigergna, Hebrew, English, French. He has a good comprehension of Arabic, Spanish and Italian.